Beninson, Joseph
September 1971
Angiology;Sep1971, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p448
Academic Journal
The article reports on a case of elephantiasis nostras involving the lips and adjacent facial structures. Elephantiasis nostras designates recurrent episodes of inflammation of the involved parts with or without constitutional involvement. Earlier reports concerning staphylococci as being associated with erysipelas are erroneous because staphylococcal infections tend to wall themselves off since they simply do not elaborate a spreading factor. It is the purpose of this article to report a case in which decompression of the lips and adjacent structures was obtained through intermittent compression and penicillin therapy by mouth used to halt recurrences over a ten-year period.


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